Greetings, South County Outreach friends


I am Terry Moore, the new marketing director here at South County Outreach.  I am thrilled to be working in the nonprofit world and especially for an organization that does so much good. It is easy to believe in our mission: “Preventing hunger and homelessness by helping people help themselves.”

A little background: I was a career journalist, most recently at the Orange County Register, where I spent almost 15 years as a deputy editor, with a couple of stints at the corporate offices of Freedom Communications.  I have enjoyed the time I  spent volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank, Orange County Food Bank, Blind Children’s Learning Center and Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic. I live in Costa Mesa with my husband and have two grown sons.

I am joining this organization at wonderful time – there is a lot going on!

Tickets are now on saleTerry Moore for our Empty Bowls event taking place Oct. 23 at El Niguel Country Club. Tickets are $85 – I hope you can join us. Local chefs will create savory soups and attendees will receive a handcrafted bowl as a symbol of those in need whose bowls are empty. Artist Robert Wyland has created a wonderful bowl that will be featured along with many fantastic items at our silent auction. Please let me know if you would like to make a contribution by donating an item:

We are gearing up for our upcoming Festival of Trees fundraiser that will be held at the Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach. We are looking for businesses or groups to sponsor trees that will be auctioned off during the Silver and Gold Reception Dec. 4. The extravagantly decorated trees will be on display from Nov. 20-Dec. 3 and the public is invited.

The food pantry here at South County Outreach is gearing up for the busiest time of the year and many local schools, organizations and businesses will be helping by holding food drives or volunteering in our pantry. Please contact our operations director Renee Stevenson,, for more information. Renee is also busy getting ready to launch our holiday Adopt a Family program and the annual Children’s Toy Store. Information will be posted on the website soon.

Speaking of the food pantry, local synagogues are holding food drives in honor of Yom Kippur and we are happy to partner with our friends at Temple Judea, Temple Beth El of South Orange County, Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach and the Reform Temple of Laguna Woods.

I am happy to be here and look forward to more posts!





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